Roman Reigns’ trajectory leading up to WrestleMania 40 has intrigued many, with wrestling veteran Vince Russo proposing an unexpected twist for The Tribal Chief at the upcoming event.
During the latest episode of Writing with Russo, Russo delved into the WrestleMania 40 press conference events, analyzing the potential storyline involving Reigns, The Rock, and Cody Rhodes.
Russo floated the idea of a surprising move, suggesting that WWE could arrange a showdown between Reigns and The Rock on Night One of WrestleMania 40:
“To me, the only possible thing that makes sense is this: Roman [Reigns] cuts the promo about how he works half the amount of time and makes double the amount of money. The only thing that makes any sense to me is you see The Rock, and you’re going to put in double time at WrestleMania weekend.
I’m working off of what they’re doing, so this isn’t me writing from scratch. You can have The Rock and Roman Reigns Night One for the Head of the Table. They were talking about that in the press conference. The history of the family and the Head of the Table.”
Russo proposed that Reigns could then face Cody Rhodes on Night Two, providing an opportunity for the company to orchestrate his loss of the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship:
“You can have that match on Night One, and then they could force Roman to defend the title on Night Two against Cody [Rhodes]. And here’s what’s not bad about that. Roman Reigns is now the baby face because you’re forcing him to work two nights in a row.
If he loses on the second night, it kind of gives Roman Reigns an out. The out is, ‘You made me work two nights in a row; nobody else worked two nights in a row.’ So it kind of gives Roman Reigns an out.”